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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 October 2005, 09:28 GMT 10:28 UK
Organic business buys copper mine
Tywarnhale Mine
Some of the buildings are Grade II listed
A Cornish copper mine which went on sale in July has been sold for "well in excess" of its 100,000 price tag.

Tywarnhale Mine, near Pothtowan, is a former 19th century copper mine which comes with a number of mine buildings.

The land, which stretches to 42 acres, is designated as a site of special scientific interest.

Agents Miller Commercial say the site has been bought by a company which makes organic skincare products, which will use it as its headquarters.

'Number of offers'

A spokesman for the Truro-based agents said: "Much interest was shown by conservation groups. However, having sought offers in excess of 100,000, a number were received well in excess of this sum."

The property currently forms part of Cornwall's application as a World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining and some of the buildings are Grade II listed.

George Allnutt, from Spiezia Organics, said: "It will be made available to local historical groups as well as others with an interest in holistic and homeopathic remedies."

Mine could be yours for 100,000
07 Jul 05 |  Cornwall

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